When is it ADD/ADHD or when is it something else...

Lately I have had many people question if they had attention problems.  Most people had wondered in silence for years, ashamed that "something" was wrong, however not knowing what that something was.  ADD and ADHD are treatable conditions.  With the right medical doctor and therapist most people can receive the help.  However, substance abuse, brain injury and trauma can also look like some of the symptoms of ADD and ADHD.  It is important to disclose all historical information when seeking assistance for this condition.  Below please find a list of questions that may be helpful in determining if you suffer with an attention issue  1. Do you get distracted easily? 2. Are you frequently late?  3. Do you daydream often? 4. Do you have multiple unfinished projects?  5. do you get bored with repetitive tasks? 6. Do you have to often times have to re-read material to understand? 7. Do you often get overwhelmed? 8. Do you interrupt people? 9.  Do you sleep well?  10. Do you use a medication or substance whether it is prescribed or not that affects the way you function? 11.  Have you experienced a significant trauma in your life which changed the way you thought about yourself, your loved ones or your safety?